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Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Witcombe with Bentham

St Mary

Welcome to the page for St Mary's Witcombe with Bentham. 

We are part of The Greenway Benefice, which includes ourselves and our sister churches, Holy Trinity Badgeworth and St Paul's Shurdington. Click here for a link to the Benefice page and our other churches.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

How are we being church at the moment?

Praying lots. Ringing friends and neighbours. Shopping for people. Staying home as much as we can.

Resources are available online and via email. We are livestreaming worship on our Facebook page.

Why not try saying the Lord's Prayer at noon, online or offline, from wherever you are?

Because church is still church, wherever we are. 🙏

In normal circumstances, we hold services in all three churches every Sunday, except on the 5th Sunday of the month when we often meet in Shurdington School to share worship with the school community, our sister churches and friends from Shurdington Chapel.

Services in St Mary's are usually at 11am.

You are very welcome to come along any Sunday - you will be warmly welcomed.


The parish of Great Witcombe: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy

Click here to link to the Diocesan website for information and contact details if you have any safeguarding concerns. 

Our local contact for safeguarding issues is Mrs Rachel Cottell 01452 715034 or email [email protected]

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Get in touch

Reverend Susan Cooke

The Vicarage School Lane Shurdington GL51 4TF

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Sunday Morning Worship (Livestream)

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 25m

wherever you are, follow this service on Facebook @greenwaychurches

Revd Susan will be livestreaming worship from home at 10 am Sunday mornings. This will be on our facebook page, @greenwaychurches.
Click on the attachment to follow the service at home (or download from the sidebar) Don't forget to download the weekly sheet from (the News and notices tab) - all the usual content for use during the service and notices for the coming week.

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Palm Sunday Live stream Event held in a Nursing/Care Home Event held in a Private Home Event held in a Vicarage

As so many of you are now staying indoors, the full text of April's Three in One is now available here.

26 Mar 2020, 7 p.m.
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